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Big Buck’s is back. More than a year after effortlessly extending his unbeaten sequence to 18, the four-time World Hurdle winner returns to Cheltenham for the Cleeve Hurdle on trials day to great fanfare and the delight of everyone connected with the sport.

Williams finds silver lining in Bleu

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Nolan keeps faith in Joncol

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Record-breaker Kauto is star of wonder again

Four successive King George VI victories is more than even the great Desert Orchid could manage

Denman is a heavyweight champion

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Le Bon to light up stage at Newbury

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Nicholls rejects Denman's chances

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150,000 orphan and poor children taken to colonies as 'white stock' suffered years of institutional brutality

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Bindoon Boys Town: The sad truth behind Britain's lost children

Australia is to apologise for the appalling treatment meted out to thousands of boys and girls shipped to its shores as orphans

Australia's apology to transported children

Thousands sent from UK to Australia for better life were abused and enslaved

Boxing: Witter fails in world title bid

It looks like the long and distinguished career of Junior Witter is over after he quit at the end of round eight of his vacant World Boxing Council light-welterweight fight in what will surely be his last chance to win a world title.

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